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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

Sick kids and paying upfront


Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. (0)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)



Archive for March 1st, 2009

Saving the planet or selling off the atmosphere?

Capitalists, not workers, should be made to pay for the transition to a low carbon economy. Workers’ sacrifice is built in to attempts to regulate pollution through trading schemes.


Marxist interventions – a new online journal

Marxist interventions is a new on-line journal which will publish theory and empirical research informed by Marxism. It has just gone live. So why a magazine like this, and why now? Here is what the editors say. Australia is a class riven, unequal society. During 2008 it became apparent that the Australian economy, free from recessions […]

The Passant Portfolio – when workers walk

Workers around the world are fighting back against the bosses’ attacks on them. Every week (if not more regularly) I will publish examples from around the world of workers taking industrial action to defend jobs, wages and public services. If you have any information on strikes, occupations or demonstrations let me  know. Send in the details of workers in struggle […]